Saturday, March 16, 2013

The ghosts of yesterday

Italo Calvino said: The more enlightened our houses are, the more their walls ooze ghosts.  
Image credit: “love Don’t live here anymore…” – © 2009 Robb North – made available under Attribution 2.0 Generic
The ghost that lives in this house is a one of the lonely ones...not one that haunts people and tries to drive them out of his/her house (as seen in the animated movie "Monster house" no i did not see it...i just saw bits with my brother). No this is a ghost, who has lived a happy and contented life. I am going to imagine that i know that i know the story of the life of this one: Her name was Ana-Maria, and she had been living in her little cottage ever since she married her childhood sweetheart, Thomas. She and Thomas lead a happy and simple life. That's how all peasants on the English countryside. Ana-Maria (that's what she was called, no nicknames, no abbreviations) was not an adventurous girl and she did not wish to have one, all she wanted to do was live her life and do her part, that is being a good wife and daughter which she was. She had a good life she did, whispering sweet nothings to Thomas early in the morning as he came back from milking the cows with their milk and smiling secretively to him over their tea. But then things changed, they grew up, the "things" that changed wasn't their love but their minds. As they grew older, Ana-Maria and Thomas were exactly what you expected from an old couple in the green wide countryside in England, as the rest of the world roared on these too simply decided to live teir life as it was. That's what what their house learned, anyone who came in contact with them learned that, they learned the secret to life : to take things as they come. Their little cottage stood for much longer than them, after they perished(buried in one grave by their doting neighbors) the house did not switch hands at all. The others all felt that this house was to be a standing monument of those who wanted to live their lives for themselves. Ana-Maria and Thomas in fact never left, they stayed not to guard the house but the village, to always glow in the minds of all who remembered them,to remind them of them of their best kept secret. For whenever someone walked past this house depressed and fed up they always felt new hope.Many a turned down love-torn youth and many a bent old an has sought shelter in this house and has always walked back with fresh hopes. This house does indeed bleed with hope.
i took that from my other blog on WordPress :